SAK, Akava and SASK: Making each workday a discrimination-free Day for Decent Work

Too many employees experience inequality in their working life based on, for example, gender, nationality or sexual orientation.

Read more

Civilized society 2117, Part 9: Vlogger Timo Wilderness thinks that civilisation is a horrible word

Timo Korpi, also known as Timo Wilderness, presents Finnish swamp wrestling and sauna culture to the rest of the world. He is bothered by the elitist undertone associated with the word civilisation.

Read more

The economic contribution of universities in Finland is 14,2 billion euros

The impact of Finnish universities on the Finnish economy has been evaluated. According to BiGGAR Economics, Finnish universities produce 14,2 billion gross added value for the Finnish economy, and their activities support around 136 000 jobs. This corresponds to 6,6 % of Finnish economic output, and 5,5 % of total employment in Finland. A euro invested in the Finnish universities produces, on average, 5,26 euros in return for the Finnish economy.

Read more

What is Akava?

Akava is a trade union confederation of affiliates for highly educated people. Together, Akava’s 36 affiliates have unionized more than half a million employees and professionals. The members of Akava affiliates include employees, as well as students, entrepreneurs and professionals.

Akava members work in expert, teaching and managerial positions. Membership in Akava can be based on one’s field of study, degree or profession.

Find your own union

Akava and its affiliates have developed the search engine Jäseneksi.fi  to help you figure out which Akava affiliate is most suitable for you.


Find your own union


Show all unionsSmaller text

News from the Finnish labour market

12.10.2017 Finnish employers and employees: The EU needs a functioning and fair energy and climate policy

The EU's Energy Union and the related targets for the year 2030 are now in a critical decision-making phase. According to the Finnish labor market central organizations, the requirements of the Paris Climate Agreement and the EU's energy and climate policy must be shared between the Member States in an equal manner, taking into account both international competitiveness and employment.

Read more

02.10.2017 SAK, Akava and SASK: Making each workday a discrimination-free Day for Decent Work

Too many employees experience inequality in their working life based on, for example, gender, nationality or sexual orientation.

Read more

24.08.2017 Dare to Learn event 5 to 6 September - lifelong learning in focus

Dare to Learn is a new, international learning event taking place on 5 and 6 September 2017 at Kaapelitehdas, Helsinki. Akava is one the main organizators and main sponsors of the event and will arrange a workshop "Crossing boundaries in higher education" in cooperation with its affiliates Academic Engineers and Architects in Finland TEK, Social Science Professionals, Trade Union of Education, The Finnish Union of University Professors and Finnish Business School Graduates. The workshop will take place on September 6 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Read more

14.08.2017 Unions focus on new employment and career coaching services

Trade Union Pro is building a new comprehensive employment service for all of its members. Union members will soon get a message concerning vacancies via their mobile phone.

Read more

16.06.2017 Unions demand real rise in pay in Autumn round of collective bargaining

The time of centralised nation level labour market agreements is over in Finland. The next round of collective bargaining will take place at union level. Unions are now preparing to set out their goals for these negotiations.

Read more


This website stores cookies on your computer. These cookies are used to improve our website and provide more personalised services to you.
Close

Cookies

To make this site work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. Most big websites do this too.

1. What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.

2. How do we use cookies?

A number of our pages use cookies to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences.)

Also, some videos embedded in our pages use a cookie to anonymously gather statistics on how you got there and what videos you visited.

Enabling these cookies is not strictly necessary for the website to work but it will provide you with a better browsing experience. You can delete or block these cookies, but if you do that some features of this site may not work as intended.

The cookie-related information is not used to identify you personally and the pattern data is fully under our control. These cookies are not used for any purpose other than those described here.

3. How to control cookies

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see aboutcookies.org. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.

Close